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Ambiente & Sociedade

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Abstract

FERREIRA, Leila da Costa. Political-institutional sustainability indicators: making and settling public demands. Ambient. soc. [online]. 2000, n.6-7, pp. 15-30. ISSN 1809-4422.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-753X2000000100002.

This paper analyses the internalization of political-institutional sustainability indicators in the public policies of eight large and medium-sized cities in Southern and Southeastern Brazil. This is done through the analysis of formulation and implementation of public policies with socio-environmental characteristics. The eight cities -São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Joinville, Vitória and Uberlândia- were chosen on the basis of containing proposals regarding environmental issues in their local political agendas.

Keywords : Brazil; Environmental Sociology; Sustainability; Cities.

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